Trusted
in the Most
Hostile
Environments.

Since Our Founding in 1955… 

we have developed a reputation as a world-class manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears. 

Our uncompromising commitment to quality, innovation, and service is the reason we are trusted to produce gears for everything from tractors to aircraft, exam tables to prosthetic limbs, and telescopes to the Mars Curiosity Rover. We even produce gears for our competitors. Whether you are looking for a shop to manufacture a one-of-a-kind precision gear or handle high-volume production, we invite you to learn why the world comes to Forest City Gear.

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Capabilities

Forest City Gear’s range of capabilities is more broad than ever. We deliver excellence without exception.

High-volume Gear Production

Bring our trademark level of quality to your large production runs

CNC Gear Hobbing & Carbide Re-hobbing

Compensates for misalignment, reduces noise and removes distortion

Gear Shaping

Continuous, same-plane rotational cutting, which creates teeth on a gear

Gear Grinding

Keeps heat-treat distortion of a gear within acceptable limits

Thread Grinding

Specially dressed grinding wheels that match the shape of threads

CNC Machining

Our machining capabilities include everything from gear hobbing to laser marking

Gear Inspection

Analyzes pitch, runout, lead, and profile error to 10 millionth of an inch on spur…and more

Engineering Services

We offer a wide variety of services that improve quality and/or reduce costs

  |    |  ISO-9001 | AS9100 | ISO 13485 | ITAR Certified

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Industries

Wherever gear performance and reliability are critical, you will find Forest City Gear.

Aerospace

Outer Space

Transportation

Medical & Dental

Off-Highway

Defense

Recreational

Food & Packaging

Robotics

The Key To Forest City Gear’s Hard-Earned Reputation is No Mystery.

We hire the most-skilled people.
We provide the very best training.
We invest in the world’s finest machinery.

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Fred Young, age 25
1968 | Cutting ring gears shortly after his return from service in the Navy.